Medford takes on fee hikes

Several dozen increases in fees citizens and others pay to city departments come before the City Council tonight.

The council meets at 7 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 411 W. Eighth St. The meeting is open to the public.

Among the proposed fee increases is an 8-cent hike, to $2.95, in the amount residents pay on monthly utility bills for parks. The money would allow the city Parks Department to hire three seasonal workers to help with parks maintenance.

The city is also proposing a 6 percent increase in the amount city cab drivers pay for licenses. Cab drivers said in a Mail Tribune story Tuesday that they pay enough already.

Also among proposed increases: alarm permits, from $30 to $32 annually; subdivision applications (up to 15 lots), $1,200 to $1,270; some public records retrieval and copying fees.

Complete list of fee increases: Click on the mayor and council tab; then click on agenda and minutes; then click on the June 21 agenda and the red pdf symbol at the bottom of the page. The fees are on pages 33-34.

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